Want to enjoy a low cost/no cost Kingston summer? Here’s how!

Have you noticed anything different in the past week or so? Daffodils brighten the once barren gardens. Trees are leafing out left and right. Birds are building nests and calling for mates. You swallow swarms of bugs every time you

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A Conference Q&A: How Do Selection Committees Choose?

Today we’re closing out our conference series (apropos to my own conference, Engaging Boredom, having happened yesterday) with a Q&A about the application and selection process with Dr. David Murakami Wood (Sociology; Surveillance Studies Centre/Cultural Studies), Dr. James Miller (Religion/Cultural

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The Conference Games

We’ve been on the theme of one of the more fun parts of being a graduate student, conference-going, and we’ve been talking about using it as an opportunity for career development. Some of you out there can relate to competition,

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A Conference Interlude

We apologize for the delay in our regular posting schedule due to a hiccup, but before we return to regular programming later tonight, here’s a useful conference theme interlude. We can’t cover everything of relevance to conferencing but here’s a

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The Conference You Wish Existed – A DIY Approach

I’ve been involved in conference planning before but this time is the first that I’ve actually come up with a conference that I wanted to make happen. It required me to take a chance on believing that “if you build

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Planning for Your Future (conference)

Taken from: http://eeecos.org/Final/conference_guide1280.jpg

Well I’m up this week to continue with our theme of conference season and the timing couldn’t be better.  I just got back from the Experimental Biology (EB) conference held in Boston.  EB is a massive conference… like 14,000 attendees

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Conference season is here (so are the Ontario 3MT finals… and we have a Dr. in the house)

Conferences happen throughout the year, but summer is a big season for conferences. Here at Gradifying, we want to start spring off right, and talk about all things conference-related. But first… A huge congratulations goes out to Master’s student Chenman (Cara) Yin

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The Great Divide: Work-Life Balance

This is how I made most of my decisions until I was about 24.

It’s all the rage. Workplaces are saying they want it and applicants are saying they’ve got it. Here at Gradifying we’ve dedicated this month we’ve dedicated some discussion to this highly topical issue of work-life balance. In this post, we’ll

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#CAF Crisis = #Work/Life Imbalance

A still from Modern Times 1936. According to the official Charlie Chaplin website, copyright belongs to Roy Export SAS. http://www.charliechaplin.com/en/contacts/articles/134-Reproduction-Copyright-of-Chaplin-images

This month we’re talking about work/life balance. Have you ever noticed that the formulation of this proportion (some work, some life – probably more work, but entitlement to at least some life) refers to the personal scale of individual experience?

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Work-Life Balance: Defining Work vs. Personal Time

The balance between work and life for a grad student is generally tilted in the favour of school.  For a majority of time during my Master’s, my approach to work-life balance was as follows: grind away until all your work

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